50 Inspirational Health and Weight Loss Quotes

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Good health and weight loss are not a new desires, people have been struggling to control unwanted fat for generations and many celebrities, past and present, have shared their wisdom, their hopes and fears with us.

Here are our favorite quotes about staying healthy, getting fit, losing weight and the constant struggle to look good.

Not all are directly referencing weight loss, but all are inspirational to those who are getting in shape.

  1. I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali.
  2. Successful weight loss takes programming, not willpower.” – Phil McGraw, aka. Dr. Phil, American TV.
  3. A good weight loss plan is more about consistency than substance” – Jon Wade, MotleyHealth.
  4. I’m not a genetically superior person. I built my body.” – Sylvester Stallone, actor, writer, bodybuilder.
  5. After a lifetime of losing and gaining weight, I get it. No matter how you slice it, weight loss comes down to the simple formula of calories in, calories out.” – Valerie Bertinelli, American actress.
  6. A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee, Kung-fu Legend.
  7. “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” – Yoda, Jedi Master.
  8. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius, Chinese teacher and philosopher, 551–479 BC.
  9. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  10. The circuit training program along with a healthy clean diet is the way to excellent results.” – Lee Haney, former American IFBB professional bodybuilder.
  11. I’m prouder of my weight loss than my Oscar!” – Jennifer Hudson, American recording artist and actress.
  12. The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more.”

    Jack LaLanne, the Godfather of Fitness.

  13. Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.” English proverb. 
  14. If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise.” Unknown.
  15. Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.” – Elizabeth Berg, an American nurse turned writer.
  16. Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip.” – Arnold H Glasgow
  17. Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee.
  18. When people tell me they can’t afford to join a gym, I tell them to go outside; planet Earth is a gym and we’re already members. Run, climb, sweat, and enjoy all of the natural wonder that is available to you.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli, author of Unapologetically You.
  19. “The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” – Roger Bannister, first man to run a mile in under four minutes. His time was 3:59.4. Said in the 1950s.
  20. The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.” – Thomas Jefferson,  an American Founding Father, 1700s.
  21. Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mr Universe, Senator, Terminator.
  22. It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” – Bruce Lee.
  23. It’s simple, if it jiggles, it’s fat.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  24. The best activities for your health are pumping and humping.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger 
  25. Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur.
  26. If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end” – Julius Erving, American basketball player.
  27. The groundwork of all happiness is health.” – Leigh Hunt, English poet and writer from the 1800s.
  28. Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.” Mark Twain.
  29. It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi, American football player and coach from the 1960s.
  30. The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.” – Carl Sandburg, triple Pulitzer Prizes winner.
  31. My advice is to go into something and stay with it until you like it. You can’t like it until you obtain expertise in that work. And once you are an expert, it’s a pleasure.” – Milton Garland, lived to 104, an inventor and adventurer.
  32. Never, never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill, undefeated world champion!
  33. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  34. You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.” – David Viscott. psychiatrist, author and businessman.
  35. Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.” – Ralph Marston, NFL player from the 1920s.
  36. The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” – Samuel Johnson, an English writer from the 1700s
  37. The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!” – Marvin Phillips, motivational speaker and author.
  38. The first and the best victory is to conquer self.” – Plato, Greek philosopher.
  39. The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” – Anthony Robbins, American life coach.
  40. “If you want to look young and thin, hang around old fat people.” – Jim Eason, radio talk show host.
  41. You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 today and we don’t know where the hell she is.” –  Ellen Degeneres, American stand-up comedian and TV host.
  42. We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
  43. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  44. To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
  45. A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.” – Tom Stoppard, playwright.
  46. America’s health care system is in crisis precisely because we systematically neglect wellness and prevention.” – Tom Harkin, American politician.
  47. I’m exhausted trying to stay healthy.” – Steve Yzerman, Canadian ice hockey player.
  48. Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” – Albert Schweitzer, theologian, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary in Africa.
  49. Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get.” – Robert Orben, comedian.
  50. I have the body of an eighteen year old. I keep it in the fridge.” – Spike Milligan
  51. Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” – Denis Waitley, American writer and motivational speaker.

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